On account of the corona virus pandemic we are closed for routine treatments. We regret this action but it is essential for the safety of our patients and staff.

We are expecting the Government to modify its position on this unsustainable situation soon and are currently working on procedures that will allow us to deal with dental emergencies without risk to our patients or staff.

However reception is open and we are still providing a service for patients in pain.

You can speak to a receptionist on 01 730 812 022 between the hours of 09:30 am and 1 pm.

Or at other times please email: reception@stoswalds.dental giving us your name and phone number and we will call you back.

Under exceptional circumstances between the hours of 2 pm and 5:30 pm please telephone 07850201259.

There is no charge for this service.

Please do not arrive at the surgery without an appointment.

Outside of working hours and at weekends if you are a regular patient of this practice, and have an acute dental emergency, please telephone our Independant Dental Rota on 01 243 958 900.

This service can offer free advice, issue prescriptions and possibly more.

An additional service, run by the NHS in Chichester can be accessed by phoning 01 243 793 697.

The NHS have also issued an email address: southeastdental@nhs.net

If you are experiencing a continuous cough and temperature, please click here for the latest government advice.

If you are suffering from severe uncontrollable pain, bleeding or swelling which is resulting in difficulty breathing, please go directly to your nearest accident and emergency hospital.

And from all of us at St.Oswald’s please stay safe

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Acrylic Dentures


Acrylic dentures offer the least expensive method of tooth replacement. They can be useful when multiple teeth have been lost especially when the remaining teeth are of dubious prognosis but they can be less comfortable to wear than their chromium based counterparts and more damaging to the remaining teeth and gums. The teeth are matched in shape and colour to the remaining dentition, these are set in pink acrylic ‘gums’ which continue around the remaining teeth. Metal arms (clasps), can be incorporated to give added stability


  • Treatment options can be many and varied. We would recommend starting with a consultation to assess your case and discuss your particular requirements.
  • Several appointments are required at approximately weekly intervals.
  • At about the third visit the teeth are set in wax so that you will have the opportunity of seeing your new denture for the first time. At this appointment, the dentist will also be checking a number of other clinical considerations like the stability and the bite.
  • When you are completely happy with your new look, the laboratory will complete the acrylic work on your denture, enabling you to take your new teeth home with you at your next visit. Your dentist will give you instruction on any special day-to-day care required when wearing false teeth.
  • Like a new pair of shoes, dentures can cause a little discomfort at first. Your dentist will see you as often as necessary in order to speedily achieve the best result possible.



  • They can offer a cost-effective solution especially in cases where there is multiple tooth loss.
  • They can be particularly useful when a temporary solution is required (for example, during implant therapy or when the prognosis for the remaining teeth is poor).
  • They allow the addition of extra teeth to the denture in the event of further natural teeth being lost.
  • They do not require any teeth to be prepared excessively and thereby permanent changes to the remaining dentition are avoided.
  • They can be removed, thus making cleaning of the patient’s own teeth easier.


  • They may not impart the confidence enjoyed by patients that have been provided with more permanent, fixed replacement teeth (for example, implants or bridges).
  • They usually cover more of the mouth than their chrome based alternatives and they can be much thicker. The wearer can, therefore, experience less comfort and more interference with eating and speech.
  • They tend to be less stable than chromium dentures that contain components to prevent displacement.
  • They tend to be supported by the gums. This can be damaging so that over the years they have been referred to as ‘gum strippers’.
  • They can be less hygienic than chrome as the acrylic can microscopically harbour bacteria.


We are extracting far fewer teeth than we used to, so thankfully the situation where there are no teeth left to support a denture is becoming increasingly rare.

If a patient requires a full denture we have many years of experience at providing the best in terms of aesthetics and comfort. At least five appointments are usually required.